Faculties, Court of

Faculties, Court of
In English ecclesiastical law, a jurisdiction or tribunal belonging to the archbishop. It does not hold pleas in any suits, but creates rights to pews, monuments, and particular places, and modes of burial. It has also various powers under 25 Hen. VIII, c. 21, in granting licenses of different descriptions, as a license to marry, a faculty to erect an organ in a parish church, to level a church-yard, to remove bodies previously buried. Faculties are also granted by Consistory Courts
+ Court of Faculties
/kort av fikaltiyz/ A tribunal of the archbishop in England. It does not hold pleas in any suits, but grants special dispensations, and creates rights to pews, monuments, and other mortuary matters. It has also various other powers as given by the Ecclesiastical Licenses Act of 1533

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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